Ideally, it’s best to keep your natural teeth, but that may not be in the cards for you. Whether due to an accident or inadequate dental hygiene, sometimes teeth must be replaced. Full mouth dental implants pose an ideal solution that often provide you with a more even, brighter smile than you had before you lost your teeth. Once completed, you can stop worrying. Just maintain good daily oral habits, eat a healthy diet and visit your Queens implant dentist twice a year to ensure the implants last a lifetime. Come see our Queens dentistry center and meet top rated, best in class dentists and dental implant specialists.
Full mouth dental implants are ideal if you’re missing most or all of your teeth. They can also help if your existing teeth are badly damaged. It’s an extensive treatment plan, but if you decide it’s the right plan for you, the decision may dramatically improve your quality of life. Full dental implants restore your appearance and full dental function.
Your dentist may recommend full mouth dental implants instead of affordable dentures because they make sense for your situation. And since your family dentistry center team at CitiDental has the training and experience to perform a full dental implant procedure, you won’t have to look for another dentist to do the work.
Basics of Full Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants replace all the teeth in either the top of your mouth, the bottom or both halves. It’s usually a better solution than dentures, because tooth implants preserve your jaw bone. The titanium screws used for implants fuse to the bone and encourage bone growth. Your Queens dentist also practices cosmetic dentistry and knows that full dental implants look and feel more natural as well.
Several dental visits are required to complete all the steps of the procedure. Typically, full mouth dental implants involve a number of key visits that include:
- Inserting the screws into your jaw
- Healing that takes approximately six weeks
- Attaching the structure that holds the artificial teeth to the implants
- Attaching your new teeth
The Steps Are Personalized and Unique
Intermediate steps may be taken, such as fitting you with a temporary denture while you wait for the healing to finish and for your new custom-made teeth to be made. A full mouth dental implant is designed specifically to the shape of your jaw and mouth. Your dentist sees to it that your new teeth function as naturally as possible and are completely comfortable so you don’t even notice.
You may need more sedation than other people do, especially when your teeth are pulled. CitiDental offers the latest in sedation dentistry for just such occasions. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, “Every case is different, and some of these steps can be combined when conditions permit. Your dental professional works with you to determine the best treatment plan.”
Full Dental Implant Benefits
For many people, full dental Implants are a much better option than dental bridges or dentures. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) reports that: “Dental implants are increasingly becoming a popular alternative to dentures and bridges.”
The AAID points to some of the superior benefits of full mouth dental implants, such as:
- Offering the most natural appearance
- Being an exceptional long-term investment in your health
- Helping to maintain the bones in your jaw
- Leaving your gums cleaner and healthier than even natural teeth
- Allowing you to speak clearly without whistles or clicking sounds
- Being able to leave them in overnight
- Requiring no special solutions for soaking
- Serving as the longest-lasting, most durable full mouth tooth replacement system
Maintaining Full Mouth Dental Implants
After getting a complete smile makeover, you should quickly adjust to your new teeth. Smiling, speaking clearly, chewing and biting once again come naturally with little thought or effort. And care for full dental implants is the same as you’ve been doing for years when you had your natural teeth.
Brush regularly, floss daily and keep a healthy diet to ensure the health of your implants. Full dental implants are made out of resin or ceramic compounds, instead of enamel, so they’re more durable than your natural teeth. Remember that your gums need TLC since they’re still susceptible to bacteria. You’ll want to build in additional visits to your dentist after first getting dental implants to make sure your transition, and your new teeth, are serving you well.
Paying for Full Dental Implants
Costs vary greatly, depending on a number of factors, and your dental team goes over the payment options with you before the procedure begins. A full dental implant treatment is a fairly extensive process. Getting full dental implants requires multiple steps such as:
- CT scans
- Computer modeling
- Teeth extractions
- Interventions from a number of specialists
- Checkups as your mouth heals
- Payment for materials involved
Your dentist is dedicated to providing you with teeth replacement options that suit you best, so you may be offered several different payment options that may be necessary to cover what your insurance doesn’t. CitiDental is committed to offering your family affordable dentistry for the highest quality in dental care you can find in Queens.